Company Benefits

Genesco understands the importance of providing a quality benefit package to its employees. The privileges and conveniences that are provided by Genesco are carefully considered to ensure employee needs are met.   This is only a summary of the benefits we offer to our employees. Upon hire, new employees will receive detailed information about eligibility, enrollment and other important information. Highlights of our benefits include:  

Comprehensive Health Care Plans

Genesco provides family health care protection for eligible employees and their families. Employees may choose any doctor in the PPO network to receive the highest level of coverage. The plan includes office visit co-pay, prescription coverage and a vision reimbursement benefit.  

Dental Insurance

Dental coverage is offered to eligible employees and their families. Preventive and diagnostic care is paid at 100% when utilizing in network providers.  

401(k) STEP Plan

The Company will match $1 for every $1 of an eligible employee's contribution up to 3%, plus $0.50 for every $1 contributed on the next 2% of salary. Employees are able to direct funds to one or more of a number of investment options.   

Life Insurance - Employee and Dependent

Company paid life insurance is offered to all eligible employees based on job classification and annual salary. The Company also offers contributory dependent life insurance for employee's spouse and dependent children. Accident Insurance and Seat Belt benefits are also provided.  

Disability Insurance

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage is available to eligible employees.  

Discount Privileges

Genesco offers employees the opportunity to purchase merchandise at a 40% discount in our Company-owned retail stores. Additional discount opportunities are available through wholesale channels.

Vacation Pay

Genesco believes that employees should have time each year for travel, leisure, or any purpose they wish. Full-time employees and regular part-time employees are eligible for vacation benefits based on years of service.    

Holiday Pay

Genesco recognizes that there are special days employees may want to spend with family and friends. Eligible employees celebrate paid holidays based on employment classifications.  

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees may use flexible spending accounts to save money on expenses for child care or elder care through a dependent care account and on expenses for medical, dental, vision and hearing through a health care account with tax-free dollars.  


Genesco provides financial assistance for adoption-related expenses up to a maximum of $3,000 per child for eligible employees.  


Genesco Employee Scholarship Application (click here to download PDF) The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee deadline for Genesco Employee Scholarship application is March 15, annually. The application, sealed recommendation letters, sealed transcript and other supporting materials must be received on or before March 15, at 11:59 p.m. (Central). In 2017, an International Employee Scholarship was created to extend the Genesco Employee Scholarship opportunity to non-U.S. based Genesco employees and their children. Scholarship opportunities are available to Genesco employees and their children through the Genesco Employee Scholarship Fund. Funding is provided by Genesco and administered by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a third party organization which oversees the application and selection process for the scholarships. Other scholarship opportunities are available through the Two/Ten International Footwear Foundation, an organization that Genesco has membership. For more detailed information on the Genesco Employee Scholarship and International Employee Scholarship, please see the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s website,


Genesco matches employee contributions to qualifying 501(c)3 non-profit organizations with up to four gift annually, totaling $1,000 per employee.  


To encourage professional growth and development, Genesco provides educational assistance up to $5,250 to employees for tuition and required books for job related courses. This benefit is available to all full time employees of the Genesco Corporate Offices as well as Regional/District managers.  

Internal Job Postings

Genesco offers employees the opportunity to apply for selected open positions within the Company for which they qualify through an internal job posting system.

Service Awards

Genesco takes pride in offering employees a symbol of our appreciation and sincere thanks through service awards based on length of service.  


Genesco provides on-site fitness facilities at no cost to employees, which includes a fitness center with state-of-the art fitness equipment and dressing rooms for all employees, as well as fitness room where groups classes are held, including personal fitness classes, Zumba and yoga. Other Employee Conveniences at the corporate office in Nashville, Tennessee:
  • Employee Cafeteria
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Hair Salon
  • Ascend Federal Credit Union
  • Mail Service Center
  • Business Casual Dress
  • Fitness Classes
  • Massage Therapy
  • Weight Watchers at Work